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  • UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK.

  • We are a democratic association committed to improving the working life of all our members and to maintaining academic freedom

  • We represent all academic and related staff, including lecturers, researchers, professors, administrative staff, computer and library staff, teaching assistants and postgraduate students

  • We protect your interests and supports you as an individual if you have an employment related problem

  • We campaign for improved quality of education and research, salaries, working conditions and pensions

  • We put a high priority on equality and diversity issues

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